The next episode of People Magazine investigates centers on the shocking death of a teenage girl named Adrienne Salinas. A brief synopsis of the episode, titled Darkness in the desertbed :
”A 19-year-old student leaves her apartment and never comes back; When her body is found in a desert river basin, police and internet sleuths wonder if she was the victim of a suspected killer known as Zombie Hunter.
Salinas mysteriously disappeared on June 15, 2013, after attending a party with her boyfriend Francisco Arteaga. Her body was found nearly two months later in a washout in Apache Junction. Without further ado, read on to learn more about the death of Adrienne Salinas.
People Magazine investigates: What happened to Adrienne Salinas?
Adrienne Salinas was a 19-year-old woman from Arizona who, at the time of her death, was a student at a local college. On the night of June 14, 2013, Salinas and her two roommates were preparing to throw a birthday party for one of their friends. According to People, Salinas’ roommate Shainey Duggan mentioned that Salinas wasn’t in a good mood that night. Speaking to People, she said:
“Adrienne was sitting on her bed alone in the bedroom, all dressed up and ready for the party, but not wanting to join in with what was going on downstairs…She said she really wasn’t. mood to party that night. ”
Duggan also mentioned that Salinas was mad at her boyfriend that night. Her boyfriend’s alleged interest in another girl “hurt her”. The couple reportedly left the party around 2:30 a.m., but, according to Uncovered, since Salinas said she didn’t want to spend the night at Francisco’s apartment. , he took her back to his apartment.
She then allegedly spoke briefly with a roommate before leaving around 4 a.m. This time, her taxi was involved in a single-car accident and it is believed that she returned to her flat to change clothes. However, no one saw her return to the apartment.
After leaving the apartment once again, Salinas allegedly called her boyfriend and texted him around 5 a.m., saying she was heading to his apartment. She then called the taxi driver and asked him to meet her at a nearby convenience store. According to reports, this was his last communication with anyone.
The taxi driver couldn’t find her there. His phone was also off at the time. No one ever saw Salinas alive again.
People Magazine investigates: Has the Adrienne Salinas case been resolved?
Adrienne Salinas was reported missing on June 16, 2013. The police then opened the investigation and questioned her boyfriend and the taxi driver. Although a few suspects were closely watched, authorities were unable to find any substantial leads.
On August 6, 2013, nearly two months after Salinas mysteriously disappeared, her remains were found in a desert sink behind someone’s residence in Apache Junction. Although the case was ruled a homicide. According to the police, no signs of foul play were found. Autopsy reports also failed to determine the cause of his death.
Currently, the case remains unsolved. According to the FBI’s official website, he remains classified as a “suspicious death”, with a reward of up to $20,000 for the person who can provide any crucial information relating to the case.
Don’t miss People Magazine investigates on Monday, August 15, 2022 to learn more about the case.